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Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:00 pm



According to Russ Stevens at Blackpool, the new series of BGT starting soon has more magicians then ever. Let's hope they keep up a high performance standard!

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby mr invisible » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:30 pm

Mandrake wrote:According to Russ Stevens at Blackpool, the new series of BGT starting soon has more magicians then ever. Let's hope they keep up a high performance standard!
Nice to see this now. I think the last few years, have really opened the doors again, and the judges are taking magic serious. 8) 8)

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:14 pm

From what Russ said, the staging for earlier magicians left a lot to be desired and he had to fight to get it changed. He has many years practical stage experience and knew what would and wouldn't work on TV. Apart from Darcy Oakes he's mentored all the successful magi on the show, helped to choose and obtain the effects they did, and worked out the presentation. Certainly a guy to listen to and trust his judgment.

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:54 pm

PS The other thing Russ mentioned which surprised many was that, contrary to what he's said, Simon Cowell has always loved magic. The reason he was unhappy to see it on BGT is that it was usually very poor quality magic presented by naff performers. He loves top quality entertainment of all kinds but the cr@p stuff really gets up his nose!!

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:58 am

For those who didn't get the email from Alakazam, apparently this Sunday's BGT is well worth watching/recording.
Added later: It's Marc Spelmann!

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby Mandrake » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:38 am

Two very different acts! I'm not sure if the audience were applauding Marc Spelmann's magic or the emotional stoty but it was certainly attention grabbing. I think most if us will know ways of achieving the same magical effects but we'd probably be hard pressed to come up with an equivalent story.

Matt Johnson's escapology act was excellent although I'm not sure how he'd follow that!

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Re: Britain's Got Talent

Postby moonbeam » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:33 pm

Mandrake wrote:Matt Johnson's escapology act was excellent although I'm not sure how he'd follow that!


Yea I was also wondering what he'll be doing next .... let's wait and see :)

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